Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

C85SOS Systems & Organisations
(Last Updated:13 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 5

Target Students:  DClinPsy students There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Summer Vacation 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module builds on the skills and knowledge, acquired through previous modules, about individuals, groups and families and competencies in indirect intervention. Students develop a sophisticated framework to understand, and the skills needed to influence, systems and organisations. The emphasis in this module is on the organisational contexts within which clinical psychologists work, particularly in the NHS, but also in Local Authority, education, forensic and third sector agencies. Relationship to External Bodies Approved by HCPC. Accredited by BPS.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Lectures, student led and tutor led seminars, skills workshops, role-plays, reflective practice groups, clinical presentations, group and individual tutorials, personal study and group learning. Please see DClinPsy online learning systems at Nottingham (and Lincoln) for the full module timetable or see Timetables at for online module timetable.

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 75 Written assignment of 4,500 words, including reflective component, or equivalent. NB All components must achieve a pass mark of 50%. 
Presentation 1 25 Presentation of own written assignment. NB All components must achieve a pass mark of 50%. 

Dr T Schroder

Education Aims:  In this module students consolidate their skills in working indirectly by being introduced to organisational and systemic theory and models of leadership, consultancy and change management. They develop competencies in leading teams, in consultation and in supervision. Methods for intervening systemically with groups, teams, organisations and with the community are taught and practiced and there is a continuing focus on the involvement of users and carers.

Students consolidate their knowledge of the structures of the NHS and are introduced to recent professional and organisational developments. They are prepared for leadership roles by learning about commissioning and the instigation of service developments through proposing an innovative service.

Learning Outcomes:  

Offering School:  Medicine

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